Veil Painting Class Supply List, Oct. 19-21, 2021
Date(s) - 10/19/2021 - 10/21/2021
Veil Painting Supplies
1 full sheet (22″x30″) Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper, Cold Press or Rough, 140lb (300gms). We will be cutting this into smaller sizes for various exercises.
(Saunders-Waterford, Winsor-Newton, Fabriano or other brands may be suitable if they are 100% cotton, same weight and surface.
“Blocks” of watercolor paper are also a possibility, at least 8×10, but these are more expensive since they have more sheets and don’t provide you with the option of having a larger sheet as well—unless you have a large block, e.g., 11×14, 12×16.)
2 Flat Watercolor brushes, either 3/4″ or 1″ wide. Part synthetic/part natural hair works well, but if you have one, use that. If you only have one, you can use another brush as a water brush.
1 Round Watercolor brush, size 8, 10, or 12 for more detail toward the end.
1 small brush of any kind (could even be bristle) for mixing paint
Absorbent rag or paper towels
2 water containers (can be glass or plastic, 1 pt – 1 qt)
Several small containers for mixing and holding washes. These can be lids, small bowls, plastic salsa containers from restaurants, small glasses, saucers, whatever you have. The indentations on palettes are not generally large enough. Even paper cups could do in a pinch.
Masking tape, 1″ or wider. Since we will be working on 1/4 sheet or smaller, we can get by with masking tape instead of having to stretch our papers using watercolor tape. (You will receive instruction on how to do this in case you want to in the future.)
Painting board (at least 13″x17″ but larger than 11″x15″) – could be 3/16″ foam core, 1/4″ birch or mahogany plywood, masonite, plastic, melamine, plexiglass, etc.
Watercolor paper test strips – can be cut from your paper or use scraps from other projects.
Pigments – use artist’s quality watercolor pigments, not student grade (e.g., Winsor Newton, Schmincke, Daniel Smith, DaVinci, etc.) If you already have a variety of colors on hand, you can use them. If you are buying them for the first time, small tubes (5ml) are fine. It would be good to have a red (magenta, carmine, red or vermilion), yellow and blue (cobalt blue or ultramarine), possibly burnt sienna or payne’s gray, and viridian or phthalo green. (If you are starting from scratch and need more guidance, please email me for suggestions.) Basically, you’ll need a warm color, a cool color, yellow, viridian and an optional earth tone.